I like guns. Pretty much have have everything I want besides a "black rifle". I am getting ready to order 2 stripped lower receivers an I am wondering if anybody else has one or plans on building one like I am.
That's weird. Pistol grip on a rifle puts your wrist in a more natural position. That's why thumb hole stocks are so comfortable. And the reduced recoil on the AR platform makes them a lot more comfortable to shoot than a bolt action rifle. I think they make great varmint rigs if you put a real barrel on them.I still can't figure out the big fascination with AR's. Cool to look at yes. Fun to shoot? No. They are uncomfortable. Pistol grips belong on pistols. I changed the grip out on mine to one that is a little more comfortable but it still puts my wrist at an odd angle and I don't like it.
I'd much rather shoot my SKS.
There is no advantage to the 6.8. If you want a longer range AR build a .308.if you want to do something custom but want to keep the AR-15 lower, build it for 6.8 SPC. You'll get a lot more punch but ammo can be hard to fine. I reload my own stuff so ill probably be switching over to 6.8 until i get the ar-10, or a another bolt gun, built.
I wouldn't build a 204 either. Ha ha. .223 is a very accurate cartridge, has more range, a larger selection of bullets, and is way cheaper to shoot.I am looking for a bit more on the accuracy. I have a 700 remington with thumbhole that'll shoot under 1/2 inch all day. I want an ar that will stay under an inch,I am thinking 204 ruger with 20 in barrel, free float tube, stainless fluted barrel. I spend more on guns than my xx.
On a side note, I am looking for a sun devil upper, no forward assist but with deflector,if anybody has seen one for sale, has to be new in box. Might buy 2, a 223 pistl with 30 rd clip would be intimidating.
More knock down power for what? There is nothing you will be shooting with an AR where a 6.8 SPC would be a better round... except people. The 6.8 uses a small cartridge and a short bullet. That means fast burning powders (loud as shit out of a 16" barrel) and crappy long range performance. The shorter the bullet, the lower the ballistic co-efficiency. The .223 is proven to be extremely accurate at long ranges and will kill any varmint you will be shooting with an AR beyond ranges most people are capable of shooting. And like I said, huge bullet selection. Sure they make a ton of .277 cal bullets you could use in the 6.8 but you start looking at longer bullets and you'll have to seat them way too deep to avoid hitting the rifling or having issues with them not fitting in the mag. Not to mention the horribly slow velocities because the 6.8 has no poop for that size bullet. So like I said, if you want a more powerful AR, buy a .308 but otherwise buy a .223 because the 6.8 is all marketing and politics, it serves little purpose.its got a hell of a lot more knock down power than 223/5.56. I agree, its nowhere near a .308 but that requires a completely different lower, 6.8 will fit in the same mags as .223